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Historical Marker:

Abraham Lincoln


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Location:
The marker is located in Presidents Park, 115 Lincoln Statue Drive, Dixon, Illinois on the site of the block house known as Fort Dixon.
Latitude:
41.8464
Longitude:
-89.4852
Dedication Date:
01/01/1930
Dedication By:
State of Illinois

Marker Description:
Was stationed here during the Black Hawk War in 1832, as captain of volunteers. On April 21, 1832, he enlisted at Richland Creek, Sangamon County, and was elected captain. He was mustered into state service at Beardstown on April 22 and into United States service at the mouth of Rock River May 3. At the mouth of Fox River on May 27, he was mustered out and on the same day re-enlisted as a private in Captain Elijah Iles' Company. At the expiration of this enlistment, he re-enlisted on June 16, at Fort Wilbourn in Captain Jacob M. Early's Company, and was finally mustered out of service on July 10, 1832, at White Water River, Wisconsin.
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